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Eli Kelly Cole

Date of birth: September 1, 1867
Date of death: 4-Jul-29
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York

Eli Cole graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1888. He retired as a Marine Corps Major General.


Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Haiti

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Brigadier General Eli Kelly Cole (MCSN: 0-174), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service from 4 August 1915 until 1917, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the First Provisional Brigade of Marines, in Haiti; for his cordial co-operation with and support of, the Provisional Government of Haiti, and for his friendly and efficient efforts for the improvement of the educational and social conditions of the Haitian people.

Action Date: August 4, 1915 - 1917

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Brigadier General

Regiment: 1st Provisional Brigade of Marines (Haiti)